Winemakers Reveal Pre-Harvest Rituals – Red Vines, Anyone?

At a recent luncheon event in Los Angeles at The Pennisula Hotel celebrating California Wine Month, Karen Steinwachs, winemaker at Buttonwood Winery in Santa Ynez said to me, “you should write a story about what winemakers do to get ready for the harvest. I buy new socks and take off all my rings (spreading outstretched fingers to demonstrate).”
So here’s a quick peek into what is more than just guys growing beards and everyone drinking…


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Celebrate Bastille Day July 14 – Guest Blogger Megan Wiig Shares Her Favorite Holiday and Bordeaux Menu Pairings

Ever since I can remember my family has celebrated Bastille Day on July 14th, the most important French holiday, because it also happens to be my father’s birthday. No one loves French food or a party more than Dad, so in 1995 after my year abroad in the Rhone my parents and brother met me in Paris for the greatest fête of our lives. We had no idea the epic 24-hour celebration that awaited us!…


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Women & Wine Official Media Sponsor for International Women’s Wine Competition

For the second year in a row, Women & Wine has been selected to be the media sponsor for the 2012 International Women’s Wine Competition in Sonoma, CA. Sponsored by Vineyard & Winery Management Magazine, the largest host of wine competitions in the U.S., this year’s event will be held on September 18 & 19th, 2012. In addition to all of the entries being submitted by women winemakers, the panel of judges are also women…


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Celebrating 40 Years of Jordan Winery

I’ve become so accustomed to getting evites that when a physical invitation arrived in the mail from Jordan Winery announcing their 40th anniversary celebration it immediately raised my expectations. And, when the invitation came in an elegant box like the one sent by the team at Jordan Winery for not one but two events, a luncheon and tasting retrospective of 40 years of Jordan, as well as a party that night – the anticipation was…